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After the Emmys

For those of you who may have been hiding under a rock since Sunday... or maybe watching the Falcons/ Eagles game when you should have been wtching the Emmycast... the big news here is that Peter Dinklage won the Emmy for Best Supporting Actor for this portrayal of Tyrion Lannister in HBO's GAME OF THRONES.

Goes without saying (but I'll say it anyway) that all of us from GOT were thrilled by Peter's win. Much deserved. And only the first of many, I suspect.

GAME lost out in the other three ctegories where we had nominations, alas... including BEst Drmaatic Series, where MAD MEN took home the Emmy for the fourth straight year. But as the beloved Brooklyn Dodgers of my youth used to say, "Wait'll Next Year."

The Emmy festivities have changed immensely since the last time I ws up for one (for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, back in 1989 or so). The weekend was a blur of pre-parties, post-parties, receptions, gifting lounges, red carpets, and limos. Parris and I got to lift a glass or three with Peter, David & Dan and their lovely wives, Mark Addy, Lena Headey, Michelle Fairley, Kit Harrington, Jason Momoa, and Nicholaj Coster-Waldau, and some of the cast from BOARDWALK EMPIRE as well. I met lots of very cool people, and was astonished and delighted by how many fans the series -- both the TV series AND the books -- has in Hollywood, even on other networks and series. (Keep a sharp eye out in future weeks for GOT nods on a couple of your favorite comedies).

But now to work. I'm still in LA, and will be here for the rest of the week, but from this point on it's mostly meetings. But more good stuff may come out of those as well... one hopes...


Sep. 20th, 2011 08:00 pm (UTC)
Most importantly, I want to wish you a Happy Birthday, all the best, good health, love, prosperity and everything else! May you have many more ahead, full of goodness and delight!

As for the Emmys, they might have changed, but their myopia and narrow-mindedness hasn't! When you continuously give the award for best TV series to the same show for 4 years in a row, especially when there are other much better shows out there...that speaks volumes! "Game Of Thrones" should have won hands-down, no questions asked! What about "The Walking Dead", "The Killing", "Boardwalk Empire", if "Game Of Thrones" wasn't it, any of the other shows could have easily won over "Mad Men"...don't even get me started on the acting categories...

I enjoy the show on my own terms, and could care less for the Emmys or any other awards, though I understand it is a nice thing to win and be recognized by your peers...so my comments notwithstanding, congratulations are in order for Mr. Dinklage and Dan & Dan and the rest of the cast and crew who bring the show to life!


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